First Impressions: Steve Burton Debuts as Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless



What are your First Impressions of former General Hospital star Steve Burton’s debut on The Young and the Restless as Dylan McAvoy?


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I started watching because of Tyler. But it seems like Steve Burton lost some weight. He looks healthier. He didn't really bring anything to the show today. I think they were doing a chem test between him and Sharon today so after this storyline is over with him and Nick/Avery, they will move him on to a Sharon/Adam storyline.

They needs Dru back badly. Not only will ratings shoot up but I would love to see the Senator see that Leslie is in town and with Neil and he sends for Dru to come back to ruin the Neil/Leslie love affair. Or when Dru come back, her and Tyler hooks up which pisses off Neil. Leslie is pissed that Neil is pissed. Judgmental Devon is pissed and trying to break them up. Lily could get jealous about Dru and Tyler. Basically I just need Dru.

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They couldn't show Steve's face in earlier episodes where Dylan was on his way to GC, since Steve hadn't filmed any episodes until the one that aired yesterday. The hands and back were a body double of sorts, I think.
It was refreshing to see him in something other than a black t-shirt. I like black t-shirts and all but every day? Even on GH, Jason was in a suit and tie for like two seconds for a special event yet there was always something that made him change back to his gingerbread man style.
I have watched both Y&R and GH, and mostly GH, just started back on Y&R after ATWT went off the air. I too sort of wish Y&R would be more with its roots. Like keep Tracy around long-term for once and bring Nina back.

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I for one do not want to see Drucilla back! We finally have Phyllis basically under control and not scene chewing. Dru hogged so much time and space. Her mouth has burned every bridge and hope of coming back. I like Leslie and think she has smokin chemistry with Neil.

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pferrando-I actually miss the old Gina's set. They torched that back in the day when Colleen was still part of the cast and Kevin had a few more "wrinkles" to his character. (And I'm not talking chipmunk fur either. Wink )

As regards SBu-I can't help but think JFP has done him, as well as the entire show, a diservice with all of the advance hype/promotion. It didn't work with GF, and that's also taking into account that it was under MAB's tenure. I would offer the opinion that his entry on to the Y&R canvas has at least one strike against it. And that is he has been set up, to a degree, as being "bigger" than the other members of the show. (I'm not talking acting ability. That's a whole different post.) For some viewers, that's like a red flag in front of a bull, serving to antagonize. I'm pretty sure JFP doesn't see it as such, but the woman didn't see (or refused to see) what was happening to the shows that she was executive producing. It's too early to tell what, if any, impact Mr. Burton will have as it relates to story and ratings... Innocent

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People who haunt the message boards too often forget that there are soap fans who never read anything about the soaps they watch. Those people probably enjoyed the speculation about who this mystery person was. Who belonged to the back of that head?

Just because YOU feel a certain way, it doesn't mean everyone does. That's probably the most frequent thing that crosses my mind as I read message boards such as this one.

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I enjoyed it. I'm not into GH, so I don't know much about Steve Burton....so seeing his face did nothing for me. however, it was a pretty classic soapy introduction...

I don't like the music for Y&R right now. Y&R always had the absolute BEST music, and now it sounds like those god-awful ABC soaps. Every now and then they'll throw in a classic score and it just carries the scene THAT much farther.

With the preliminaries out of the way...let me address this again, and yall already know what I'm about to say:

I'm so tired of these GH'ers coming to every single Y&R post and complaining about a show they hardly watch. I'm tired of all the negativity...Y&R is not a blueprint for anything except how to be the number 1 soap for over 20 years. it's not a failure, and at the end of the day, I don't see why the soaps have to have this ridiculous competition. GH vs. Y&R is NOT a competition, and it never will be. WHY? Because I honestly believe we should support all the soaps. NO, I don't watch GH as much as I do Y&R, because I'm just not invested in it, but I also don't go to every GH post where everyone is praising how campy and craptastic the writing is, and say how BAD I think the show is. I respect everyone's opinion, and for prospective viewers who may want to see what the majority think about the show, I leave it to their own interpretation. LET the people watch it and form their own opinion. You don't have to flood the boards with negativity about Y&R just because GH is your personal favorite. And secondly, GH vs. Y&R is not a valid competition because Y&R damn near consecutively almost DOUBLES GH's viewers, so obviously the show isn't THAT bad.

I don't kiss the writer's ass. I didn't kiss MAB's ass, I'm not kissing JG's ass...but I'm being honest about how i feel. I think the writing is much better. The dialogue is MUCH sharper, and the only real criticisms I have right now are that I don't like the new music, and I don't like the stolen money story. ONE story out of at least six that they have going on right now.

Point is, if you don't like Y&R, or don't watch Y&R, stop bitching about it so much and go cuddle up next to your Ron Carlivati picture taped to the pillow in your bed....geez.

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Stoney - I absolutely love your post. I am one happy camper to see Burton on Y & R. So Mr. Burton, I hope you are on a ton because I love those blue eyes and the rest ain't bad either. Love the new Noah. I actually like most of the characters now that Phyllis is not such a focal point. Anyway, as always looking forward to my downtime tonight and watching today's episode.

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I am enjoying Y&R lately and GH not so much. When they decided to introduce vampires in PC I lost interest, plus there are way too many newbies walking around that I could care less about and this means the OLTL'ers as well.

I am a big fan of Steve Burton, however I do have to admit his acting was a bit wooden on today's eposide. I am sure he may be a bit nervous being on a new soap and playing a new character, so I am definately going to wait a while longer before I give my final judgement.

What I love about Y&R is they actually show a LOT of characters in one episode. You may not see a character in the first 15 minutes, but may see the character in the second half. I like the rotation. The only character that I think is rotated too much is Adam and Sharon. I think they need to be backburned a bit.

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that man has some H U G E hands, I must say Smile

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richalan67 wrote:
I for one do not want to see Drucilla back! We finally have Phyllis basically under control and not scene chewing. Dru hogged so much time and space. Her mouth has burned every bridge and hope of coming back. I like Leslie and think she has smokin chemistry with Neil.

I, like you, have absolutely no desire to see Dru backed. She was never that great, except in her mind. I don't think too many shows think it she is anything special. About 3 or maybe less years ago, she was on Ghost Whisperer for about a whole 2 minutes in a scene anyone could have done. Maybe she will get more than two minutes tonight on Law and Order, but I could care less and hope she never returns to YR and if I never heard her mentioned again on this site, I would be absolutely thrilled.

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There's a difference between Victoria Rowell and Drucilla.

I said it the other night on twitter...I don't know Victoria Rowell THE PERSON...but I DO know that her presence is missed on Y&R ONSCREEN. I don't care about behind the scenes stuff...everyone on that set just about has an ego...not to mention that we shouldn't take one side over the other. To be honest, I don't care WHAT happened offscreen. DRUCILLA needs to come back, and since Victoria Rowell put her mark on that character, I want HER back as Dru.

Some don't want her back, and some do. this really had nothing to do with her, but since she's been brought up, and since I'm already on a tangent and not in the greatest mood (woke up on the wrong side of the bed...grouchy) let me say, I'm sick and tired of Victoria Rowell being brought up whenever there is a Drucilla mention. Remember the good ole days when we hardly knew ANYTHING about these actors and we just knew the characters and what was best for the show? What has happened though, is some people have read that allegedly VR has this huge ego and was hard to work with, and now all of a sudden some "fans" of Y&R say that she shouldn't be back...nevermind HER side of the story.

What i say to that is, I don't necessarily like Victor Newman...but as a fan of Y&R, I know the ratings would be affected if Victor was to disappear and never return. Same with Katherine Chancellor. it's not about what we THINK about the actors and what they do offscreen. It's about the character and what's best for the show. And no one can say that Victoria Rowell's return as Dru wouldn't generate some GOOD press for the show and spike ratings...I don't believe ANYONE would say that Dru's return wouldn't affect ratings...

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Meh

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It's funny how memories vary or how people tend to re-interpret facts to suit their own opinions. I do not recall the character of Drucilla "hogging" airtime at all. The show seemed well-balanced to me. Maybe, it's MY memory that's playing tricks.

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She only hogged airtime to "certain people" Wink

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sponge89 ... never fear. I know I don't (and probably most here don't either) base my watching habits on what I read. I will always watch even when I'm not liking a lot of it because something is always interesting or amusing.

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Jill's generic music sucks. It takes away from the scenes rather than enhances them...

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Olivia and Dru should return. Liv should be the chief of staff at the hospital while Drug is fighting for her family.

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Stoney... my not wanting Drucilla back really has nothing to do with VR. I don't really get into reading about these people. I was trying to say that I did not care for the character of Dru. I believe the ship has sailed with that character. I want to see Neil and Leslie really have a hot romance. I think they are great together. I for one have never liked the back from the dead sls on any show. Go ahead and blame your mood on getting out of the wrong side of the bed. I blame mine lately on lack of sunshine here in the East Smile

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not to mention the freakin tornado threats...I don't understand it. a BUNCH of snow Saturday, and 76 degrees on Wednesday....but expected snow by Friday. I can't...

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Is SB a reptile? The man barely blinks and the voice is beyond ridiculous - very shrill

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I'm reserving judgement until Steve actually gets into the stories. Two days is not enough to judge him on. I will say, however, he looks better in colors other than black, and he didn't look as bored as he did on GH.

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I would like VR to return as Drucilla. And it would be great if her sister Olivia did also. I don't remember her hogging all the airtime, the show was always balanced back in those days.

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I am a huge fan of General Hospital but Steve Burton is blending well with all the characters on the Young and the Restless. Today he shared scenes with several different people and he was happy and charming and sweet and kind. He smiled a lot and I just loved it. If you refuse to see his character on this show you are missing out.

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Has anyone noticed Nikki and Katherine both look ill?

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THE HATERS ARE AT IT AGAIN, OR I SHOULD THE Y&R HATERS. DON'T Y'ALL WE ARE DOING FINE WITHOUT THIS BLOG OF VIEWERS.

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acela ... most here are not Y&R haters. Most are simply stating their feelings and providing constructive criticism.

Likewise, no one is forced to read this blog of viewers.

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Steve Burton is a poopyhead.

Thanks, tedew. You freed me up to really speak my mind. Wink

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Well physically I think Steve Burton is a rather odd looking fellow.

What I don't get is why Nick accepted this unknown stranger into his inner circle so readily. That simply does not ring true at all.

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I thought Steve Burton has done okay, thus, far. I thought he had some nice chemistry with Sharon Case. I don't get the hate, but I do agree they need to stop hyping him because he ain't all that.

I must agree with Stoney on random GH fans who do not watch Y&R and commenting how awful the show is doing. I'm not in love with the current regime, but they're not that bad.

IMO, VR was a bit of a ham and not in a good way. She sometimes bordered Stacey "swallow the whole damn scene" Hadiuk territory.

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Dyllan - Stacy Haiduk deserved to hog the Show. I have to believe that she was a big part of the ratings spike that happened last year at the time, when she shot Jack at the Church. It couldn't have been because our favorite diva (yes, I give in. I give in to the Cult of Melody) had killed Diane in self-defense. The kooky and the crazy was great on Y&R during MABs tenure.

Having said that, back to Steve Burton. He seems like a nice guy. He has a very unusual look to him -- almost Star Trek like, like an alien. But I think that is probably a good thing. Not crazy he's a back-from-the-dead character, usually dont like that type of s/l. And I dont like that we have to call him Mac, cause now it seems that that is the death knell for Mackenzie Helstrom ever coming back to the Show. Which means no JT and Reed, as well. Too bad, cause JT was a cornerstone as someone who could bang the ladies (not part of a core family) as needed.

Once again, it is wait and see with Josh G. More 'stolen bags of money' from him in the future, the bad? Or more Phack, and the Fen/Summer/Jamie triangle, the good.